AMD Cancels "Lima"
Anh Tuan Huynh
July 2, 2007 5:07 PM
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AMD kills "Lima," leaving "Sparta" to succeed "Manila" and "Orleans"
AMD roadmaps reveal the company recently cancelled its single-core
, the 65nm Athlon 64 refresh. AMD began shipping Lima inventory earlier this year, however, the company since removed the codename from its roadmap. “65nm Lima Athlon 64 single-core models have been removed from the roadmap and EOL on several Orleans models has been modified,” the AMD roadmap states.
This leaves AMD with existing
-based processors to carry the Athlon 64 brand. After
models is EOL, there will be no more single-core Athlon 64 branded processors. Instead, AMD will position entry-level dual-core
processors based on
in the low end.
AMD will continue to ship single-core processors. However, all single-core processors will carry the Sempron brand. With
out of the picture,
will be the next new single-core AMD processor. AMD expects to launch
in September 2007 in 256KB and 128KB L2 configurations.
arrives as a replacement for
-core processors and is essentially a 65nm die-shrink of
-based successor arrives in 1H’2008 in the form of
introduces a larger 512KB L2 and HT3 on a Socket AM2+ platform to the Sempron lineup. Succeeding
, which shrinks the fabrication process to 45nm and adds DDR3 memory support.
place beginning in September.
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RE: Sorry AMD but
7/2/2007 6:33:34 PM
I would challenge the 'high performance' statement that you made. These were as low as it goes... you can get a dual core proc for 70 bucks, its not like a single core was 35....
anyhow, they're just saying that they see no reason to spend money on developing and shipping a product such as that when it looks to me as if they are turning their attention to the Stars line.
If someone could here... I to lazy to go wiki it:
Is the stars line a 45nm refresh of Barcelona, or is it a new architecture iteration as well?
RE: Sorry AMD but
7/2/2007 6:57:46 PM
Well, yeah, I mean "high-performance" with respect to any Sempron.
RE: Sorry AMD but
7/3/2007 4:54:27 AM
it'll still compete fine with a celeron m, even with 256kb L2 cache.
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